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Killer Whales: Beneath the Surface

Natural World, 2013-2014 Episode 9 of 10

The killer whale was long feared as a sea monster until, in May 1964, one was brought into captivity for the first time. This spawned a journey of discovery into the killer whale's true nature.

It quickly became clear, these were not mindless killers - they were, in fact, highly intelligent social creatures. Today, our understanding is deepening still further and the latest revelations are among the most sensational - not only will these top predators 'adopt' and care for injured and abandoned orphans, but it seems there's no longer just the 'killer whale'.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Jul 2017 15:00


Role Contributor
ProducerBill Markham
DirectorBill Markham
Executive ProducerChris Cole
Series ProducerRoger Webb
NarratorAlec Newman

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